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Alan Cooper

Founder, Cooper

Alan Cooper co-founded Cooper in 1992. He is widely known for his role in humanizing technology through his groundbreaking work in software design.

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Cindy Gallop

Founder & CEO, IfWeRanTheWorld/ MakeLoveNotPorn

Cindy Gallop is a graduate of Somerville College, Oxford, whose background is brandbuilding, marketing and advertising . She started up the US Office of AD Agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty in New York and was named Advertising Woman of the Year.

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Amber Case

Cyborg Anthropology, Calm Technology

Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and user experience designer from Portland, Oregon.

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Jesse James Garrett

Chief Creative Officer, Adaptive Path

Jesse, co-founder and chief creative officer of Adaptive Path, is one of the world's most widely recognized technology product designers.

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Peter Merholz

VP of Design, Snagajob

Peter Merholz co-founded Adaptive Path in 2001. He is also perhaps most (in)famous for coining the word “blog” in 1999.

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Irene Au

Design Partner, Khosla Ventures

Irene Au is an operating partner at Khosla Ventures, where she works with portfolio companies to make their design great.

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Stephen P. Anderson

Chief Experience Officer, BloomBoard

Stephen P. Anderson is the Chief Experience Officer at BloomBoard, where he is transforming how teachers grow as professionals.

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Jaime Levy

UX Strategist, Author, College Professor, JLR Interactive

Jaime Levy is an author, college professor and User Experience consultant based in Los Angeles, California.

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Dave Gray

Founder, XPLANE

Dave Gray is a leader and manager with a background in design. He has worked with many of the world’s largest companies, as well as mid-sized businesses, startups, executives and individuals.

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Erik Dahl

Researcher, Strategist, Designer, Independent Consultant

Erik works as an interaction designer, user experience designer, information architect and design anthropologist, and works on everything from websites, applications, products, wearables, environments, and services.

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Jim Kalbach

Head of Customer Success, MURAL

Jim Kalbach is a noted author, speaker, and instructor in user experience design, information architecture, and strategy.

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Nicole Capuana

Director of User Experience & Product Design, LeanDog

Nicole leads all things Product Design at LeanDog, where she works on crafting innovative, impactful, technology products that deliver maximum business value and exceed users expectations.

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Brandon Schauer

Head of Adaptive Path, Adaptive Path

Brandon's passion for understanding the needs of customers has taken him everywhere from homes of cancer patients to the tunnels beneath Disney World.

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Megan Miller

Communications Director, Burning Man Project

Megan is passionate about the art of sharing information in creative and impactful ways, and believes in the power of ideas and authentic self-expression to change the world for the better.

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Michael Winnick

Founder, CEO, dscout, Inc.

In 2011, dscout founder and CEO Michael Winnick launched a mobile research platform that the world’s largest companies now use for meaningful insight into moments that matter in people's lives.

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Aaron Irizarry

Director of User Experience, Nasdaq

Aaron Irizarry aka “Ron”, is the Director of User Experience at Nasdaq and has been building online products for startups and large corporations for over 10 years.

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Samantha Soma

Design Facilitator / UXLP Program Manager, GE Digital

Samantha focuses on designing experiences and systems that help people work better individually, together, and at scale.

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Scott Sullivan

Service Designer, Capital One

Scott Sullivan is a service designer at Adaptive Path and the author of Designing for Wearables. He has a background in theater, modern dance, creative technology, interactive performance art, and visual design.

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Eva-Lotta Lamm

Designer & Visual Thinker,

Eva-Lotta is a User Experience Designer and Illustrator.

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Val Head

Web/UI Animation Expert, Author

Val Head is a designer and animation consultant with a talent for getting designers and developers alike excited about the power of animation

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Katy Mogal

Director, Design Research & UX Research, Fitbit

As Director of Design/User Research at Fitbit, Katy oversees the integration of user insights into the product development process.

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Gwendolyn Graff

Science & Technology - Principal Scientist, Wrigley Co.

Gwendolyn has worked for the Wrigley Company for 18 years; her first 5 years were spent at a subsidiary – where she primarily worked on R&D for kids’ bubblegum.

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Christine Berglund

Creative Lead, Capital One Labs

After designing immersive experiences across several industries, Christine currently leads a multidisciplinary design team at Capital One Labs.

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Kenneth Kim, PsyD

Clinical Director, GLIDE Foundation

Kenneth Kim is Clinical Director at GLIDE Foundation where he leads the design, implementation and evaluation of an integrated community engagement and dynamic service system for the poor and homeless communities.

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Nicole Sorochan

Transmedia Director, One Net Studios

Nicole is an accomplished Impact Producer, Transmedia Director and storyworld builder. As the founder of One Net Studios and Ten One Films, Nicole is known for jumping at interesting projects and taking them to exciting places.

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Eric Spaulding

Experience Design Lead, Capital One Labs

I am a principal interaction designer, design lead, and multimedia storyteller formerly at IDEO SF where my work focused on the intersection of interaction design and storytelling.

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Nick Crampton

Experience Designer, Adaptive Path @ Capital One

Nick is a firm believer in the power of design, and its ability to bring people together to solve problems big and small (preferably big).

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Chris Risdon

Head of Behavioral Design, Capital One

Chris is Head of Behavioral Design for Capital One Labs, where he leads a multidisciplinary design team focused on empathy-to-iteration explorations of next generation financial services.

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Marty Caplan

Founder & Producer, Mystic Midway

With 19 years in the game industry and time served in theme parks, internet and film before that, Martin Caplan has done some pretty fun stuff.

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Barron Scott Levkoff

Founder & Director, Mystic Midway

Barron Scott Levkoff is Founder and Director of The Mystic Midway. The Midway crafts playful experiences that integrate new technology and timeless strategies to engage the creative spirit in everyone.

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Matt Leacock

Game Designer, Matt Leacock Games

Matt Leacock is a game designer specializing in board games for the international market.

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Emileigh Barnes

Content Lead, 18F

Emileigh Barnes is a content lead at 18F, a digital consultancy within the U.S. government.

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Steve Silberman

Award-Winning Science Writer & New York Times Bestselling Author, NeuroTribes

Silberman shares little-known stories of the researchers and psychiatrists who pioneered the first autism diagnoses while also providing long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle.


Steve Fisher

Founder, The Republic of Quality

Steve is the Founder and Experience Architect at The Republic of Quality ( He’s also the founder of The Design & Content Conference ( in Vancouver, Canada.

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Christina Wodtke

Author, Radical Focus, Wodtke Consulting

Christina Wodtke is an author, speaker, and teacher in Silicon Valley with deep insight into human innovation and high-performing teams.